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"Overall not the greatest, but good positions available"

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Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL
Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Navistar full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great people, lots of great places to live in the area. There are definitely great jobs available that encourage innovation and creativity, although these are few and far between and tainted by the rest of the company a little.

Cons

Upper management tends not to take advice from company's own engineers. It took a long time for them to realize that advanced EGR was not going to work, even though every engineer in the industry had been telling them for years. Lots of yes-men on the ladder. The corporate culture tends to stifle innovation (advanced EGR was advertised as an innovative technology, when in fact it was simply more of the same technology that met previous emissions standards). There's not much funding for research-type projects. Company tends to follow other companies' technologies rather than develop their own. Now that the top management has changed some or all of this may be different.

Advice to Management

LISTEN to your own people. Sometimes when people tell you something's not going to work, it's not just them being negative - sometimes what they're saying is based on the laws of physics.

Other Employee Reviews for Navistar

  1. "Not the best, not the worst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are amazing
    Great pay and benefits
    Flexibility
    Opportunities for improvement are endless

    Cons

    Unwilling or unable to change
    Lack of IT support
    Operates very much in silos
    Disconnect between strategy and tactical tasks

    Advice to Management

    Tear down the silos between departments
    Listen to employees for where support is needed
    Align vision, strategy and tactics


  2. "Navistar is great for a short-term job, but not a long-term career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navistar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Navistar's overall compensation is fair. The company holidays tend to be slightly more generous than others.

    Cons

    The cyclical nature of the industry Navistar competes in means poor job stability and many layoffs. This makes it hard to work for the company as a "lifer."

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